Archetech Issue 30 2017 - Page 28

Vision 2017 explores the future of architecture, landscape design and products A imed at architects, designers, specifiers and their clients, Vision 2017 provides an international focus for innovative products and building solutions, bringing together some of the best designs and leading figures from across Western Europe. Across two days in June, the show will host the best and brightest from established practices and new start- ups, providing a matchmaking service to help facilitate meetings between companies that can work together to create better buildings for the future. The exhibitors at Vision cover a range of products, materials and solutions, including research and development into the latest software, bringing together industry leaders to discuss challenges in today’s complex market and ways to deal with changing legislation. Woodscape – widely known for their beautiful hardwood street furniture and external structures for the UK’s most vibrant public spaces – will display features from their #designthenation projects that demonstrate the breadth of our urban design experience and working relationships with architects and landscape designers. Argex is an eco- friendly clay from Belgium that can be used for building, horticulture and public spaces, such as the Place Saint- Lambert, a square in the centre of Liège, Belgium. This year Vision has also partnered with various international trade authorities, from countries including Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latvia and the Czech Republic. These nations will be represented at the event through a number of pavilions, each housing multiple participants. Live demonstrations and networking will provide opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with our continental counterparts. Key professional and cultural organisations will also be represented, such as the RIBA, BRE, the London Festival of Architecture, New London Architecture and the Museum of Architecture. The CPD-certified event is designed to educate and inspire, with international solutions to local problems. BRE have curated a series of talks aimed to target the main issues facing the construction industry today. The RIBA is also taking centre stage, targeting housing and sustainability as the focus of a number of presentations and debates. New London Architecture will return to Vision with their annual PechaKucha, this time considering the global ways of working and how that might affect efforts closer to home.